Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Patch is partnering with Broadway in Chicago to give away tickets to see "I Love Lucy" Feb. 13. One winner will be chosen from each of the 67 Patch cities/neighborhoods in the Chicago area.
Patch is partnering with Broadway in Chicago to give away tickets to see "I Love Lucy" Feb. 13. The show is playing through March 17 at the Broadway Playhouse. One winner will be chosen from each of the 67 Patch cities/neighborhoods in the Chicago area. Enter to win by registering for the free Patch e-newsletter using the form at the top of this page. If you are already signed up for our newsletter, first, thank you! Second, you can still enter to win. All participants must provide a valid email address. The mailing address must be complete and will only be visible to Patch employees and used solely for the purpose of distributing prizes. Tickets for the show are on sale now and begin at $35. Open to legal residents of the 50 United …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16. CLICK HERE FOR THE CONTEST PAGE Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local school district. Our contest is right around the corner…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
This kitten doesn't want its owner to leave without it. What's it thinking?
Patch readers, you're up! We need your wit, creativity and animal psychic abilities to craft the perfect caption for the next edition of our pet photo caption challenge! What's this kitten thinking, as it peeks out of a duffel bag? Suggest your caption in the Comments section below. Comments will close at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10. The winner will be announced Thursday, Oct. 11. The author of the winning caption and pet owner will receive a Patch-branded version of the photo, with the caption inserted. Congratulations to last week's winner, Amber, with the winning caption to Sweet Dreams of Kibble. Breakfast in bed? I thought you said bed in breakfast! Have a photo you'd like captioned in future editions? Add it to our collection and …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Katherine says Wanderlust falls flat.
Katherine Hunnicutt of Woodridge was chosen to write a review with Dave Wilson last week. Despite the considerable charms of Paul Rudd and enough interesting questions for three movies, Wanderlust never worked up more than a passing desire in this reviewer. In fact, the overabundance of shallowly developed ideas is probably what contributed heavily to its tendency to fall flat. The beginning was catchy enough, with Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston playing a couple of professionals in Manhattan whose dream of owning property in the Big Apple is finally fulfilled, and then quickly dashed on the rocks of unemployment. Homeless and jobless, the pair decamps to stay with Rudd's obnoxious brother in Atlanta. The long car ride is filled with …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Reader reviews will determine Montgomery residents' most-loved local businesses.
We've all got our favorites. Whether it's the go-to pizza place or the trusted mechanic we've been going to for years to the trusted family dentist, there are businesses we know we can count on. And because Montgomery Patch has an extensive business directory, we want to tap into that sentiment. Starting Monday, we’ll launch “Local Favorites,” an interactive feature that lets you support your favorite local merchants and services. Each week will feature a different topic, from which local veterinarian you rely on to care for your four-legged family member to who makes the best burger to the best spot to grab an after-work drink. Readers will be asked to click on their favorite's business directory link and leave a review explaining why …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Get out the lights and holly. Your decorating could net $100,000 to our schools.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Patch.com is launching a nationwide contest to find the best dressed home in its Patch communities, and the winner’s school district will receive $100,000, no strings attached. Here’s how the contest works. Beginning on Dec. 8 and continuing through Dec. 26, you can nominate your home by uploading a photo to the contest entry form on the site. During that same time period you and your neighbors will also be able to vote for your favorite festive home. The winning entry will be forwarded to a national Patch judge that will select 24 finalists. Each finalist will receive $500 that they can apply to their December electric bill. From Dec. 30 through Jan. 8 you will be able to vote for the Best Decked House in all of Patch. The grand prize …
Monday, August 29, 2011
Why do you love Montgomery? Answer for a chance to win a gift certificate to a local restaurant, and to be interviewed for an upcoming Patch column.
We want to know why you heart Montgomery. We here at Patch have a million reasons. Montgomery is a vibrant community that is sometimes forgotten between Aurora and Oswego, but has so much to offer. The picturesque Virgil L. Gilman trail is a great way to get to know Montgomery as it takes trail users along its scenic waterways and through its quiet downtown. A new village hall is preparing for future growth that residential and commercial developments are bringing to the old factory town. Orchard Road and Route 30 offers convenient shopping close to many new housing developments. Montgomery Road continues to be a gateway through town from the strip malls and indoor skating fun at Hill Avenue to Anderson Farm Stand and Montgomery Market at …
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Kicking off our new weekly contest, in which Patch asks you what you've been listening to.
Welcome to Listening In, the second of our weekly contests. Anyone who knows me will tell you I love music. It makes my world go round. Whenever I meet someone, the first question I want to ask is, “What music are you into?” Listening In is a way for me to do that. Essentially, I want to know what’s on your iPod, and I’m willing to pay (in fantastic Patch swag, and other prizes) to find out. Here’s how it works: 1. If you’re interested in playing this game, send me your name, hometown and email address. My address is firstname.lastname@example.org. 2. Once a week, I will pull an email address out of a hat. (Seriously. I’m going to use a real hat.) 3. I will email the lucky winner mid-week and ask him or her to grab his or her iPod, hit…